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Gate terminal opens truck loading bays

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Tanks and Terminals,

Gate terminal, a joint venture of Gasunie and Vopak, has announced that it has successfully started commercial operations of its two new truck loading bays at the LNG terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The two truck loading bays are highly automated and combine best practices for safe operations with an excellent service level.

In a statement, Gate terminal said that it has experienced a 50% increase in truck loadings in its year-over-year comparison, with up to approximately 750 trucks being loaded in 1H17. By adding two new truck loading bays to the existing bay Gate terminal is prepared to efficiently cater for future growth in the demand for LNG distribution via road or containers. This will support the effort of Gate terminal customers to deliver LNG to retail stations, industry and ships.

Gate terminal supports the use of LNG as fuel by investing in infrastructure to allow customers to load LNG in smaller quantities. Since 2014, trucks have been loaded on one bay and a third berth was added to load bunker vessels in September 2016.

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